2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 278 Political Sociology

3 hours 

This course analyzes the sources of power in society, the goals of elites and ruling classes, the attitudes of people toward authority, the impact of political decisions on everyday life, why voters support certain candidates and feel strongly about certain issues, whether polls measure or shape public opinion, why political violence occurs, and how new technologies will influence the future balance of democratic vs. dictatorial tendencies.



Cross Listed Courses

GOV 278 and POL 278


ENG 101, and GOV 101, POL 101 or SOC 101